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Pakistan paralysed after court demands PM arrest
Pakistan is facing a deepening crisis after the country's highest court ordered the arrest of the Prime Minister today, just hours after tens of thousands of protesters demanding the dismissal of the government engulfed the capital.

In scenes that many believe represented little short of an unfolding coup, the Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Raja Pervez Ashraf over allegations of corruption as up to 50,000 supporters of the charismatic Muslim cleric, Tahir ul-Qadri, staged a mostly peaceful but debilitating sit-in in the heart of Islamabad.
The Supreme Court there is getting to be in the habit of dumping corrupt prime ministers. Then again, all of the Pak prime ministers to date have been corrupt...
Fawad Chaudhry, a special adviser to Mr Ashraf, claimed last night that the judiciary and the army were working in concert against the government to install an administration of its choosing. "This is the establishment working," said Mr Chaudhry. "They want to dismiss the government and put in a long-term interim set-up."

Islamabad was paralysed after Dr Qadri, who had been living in Canada until his return to Pakistan last month, arrived with his followers on Monday night, occupying the city's main thoroughfare. Defying the government's orders, he told the crowd to move close to parliament, pushing aside the barricades erected by police. Dr Qadri has instructed the protesters to stay in the capital until his demands are met.
Posted by:tipper

#8  "Abdul, ready the jet! I'll get the emergency cash..."
Posted by: mojo   2013-01-15 21:48  

#7  Thamks for the Homepage link, ir worked fine.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-15 21:27  

#6  It's the larger than usual roving of Beards, Barbara. You can tell Pakistan's situation based on Beard presence.
Posted by: Charles   2013-01-15 20:12  

#5  "Pakistan paralysed"

How can they tell?
Posted by: Barbara   2013-01-15 19:41  

#4  Protests erupt in Sindh after PM arrest orders
The city descended into sudden chaos on Tuesday evening as angry PPP workers took to the streets and forced traders to shut down commercial activities, soon after the directives of the Supreme Court (SC) ordering arrest of Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in rental power corruption cases.

The workers of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) set tyres on fire and blocked several areas, including MA Jinnah Road, University Road, Shahra-e-Faisal, Shahra-e-Quaideen, Gizri, Malir and Mariupur, and staged protest demonstrations against the SC verdic
Posted by: tipper   2013-01-15 18:31  

#3  Try their homepage, RJ
Posted by: tipper   2013-01-15 18:25  

#2  "The Website Cannot Be Fiund".

Hmmm, Banned?
Whatever ir's not avaiable now Just PIFFT into Vanishment.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-15 18:19  

#1  update
Pakistan in turmoil
Arrest PM over ‘corruption’: SC

* Court orders NAB to arrest all 16 people accused of corruption in rental power projects in 2010

* Will hold NAB chairman responsible if any accused flees country
Posted by: tipper   2013-01-15 17:56